Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
1 2 Seattle Mariners Danny Hultzen LHP Va. $6,350,000
Hultzen was a late riser at St. Albans High in Washington, D.C., three years ago, but teams correctly figured they wouldn't be able to sign him away from his Virginia commitment. The Diamondbacks took a shot in the 10th round, but he headed to Charlottesville and immediately became the Friday starter. He was a Freshman All-American in 2009 as a two-way player, batting .327 and going 9-1, 2.17, and was a second team All-American in 2010, going 10-1, 2.83. Considered a first-round prospect coming into 2011, Hultzen has pitched himself into consideration for the No. 1 pick, going 9-3, 1.49 with 131 strikeouts and 15 walks in 90 innings as UVa spent much of the season at No. 1. Hultzen has a strong frame at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and offers two plus pitches and above-average command. After working mostly at 88-91 mph his first two college seasons, Hultzen now sits around 93 and touches 96. His changeup is his best secondary pitch, and he commands it well and gets good fade thanks to a low three-quarters arm slot. His slider also shows flashes of being an above-average pitch. His arm slot can make it difficult to find consistency in the pitch, but scouts say he's now closer to the higher arm slot he showed in high school than the low three-quarters he had the last two years at UVa. A good athlete, Hultzen has seen time as a first baseman and DH in all three of his college seasons, though the Cavaliers have limited his at-bats in the last two years. He could be the safest bet among the top prospects in the country and isn't likely to make it past the first five picks.
4 123 Seattle Mariners John Hicks C Va. $240,000
Hicks could provide a lot of value if he can stay behind the plate. He has shown improvement defensively, though his arm is average and the receiving skills are fringy. He is a good athlete with a live body, and teams may think that will allow him to continue to develop as a catcher. Hicks has some power, but he's more likely to work the gaps while teammate Steven Proscia has more loft. Hicks has shown good plate discipline this season, though his swing can get long at times. If a team buys into him as a catcher, he could go higher than Proscia; he doesn't profile nearly as well as a first baseman or corner outfielder.
5 158 Cleveland Indians Will Roberts RHP Va. $150,000
Righthander Will Roberts was a midweek starter at the beginning of the year and forced his way into the Sunday role after throwing a perfect game against George Washington in late March. He didn't lose a game until the last series of the regular season, going 10-1, 1.67 in 81 innings. Roberts ranges from 88-92 mph with his fastball, and offers a good slider and solid changeup.
7 213 Seattle Mariners Steve Proscia 3B Va. $160,000
Proscia attended New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep for high school, when he was a third baseman on a team that finished No. 2 in the country in 2008, as well as a wide receiver and defensive back for the nationally ranked football team. At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, he is a physical athlete. He doesn't move well laterally but has a chance to stay at third base thanks to a strong arm, soft hands and ability to come in on balls. He can handle the bat, though sometimes he swings too much with his upper body and shoulders rather than letting his hands work. He has solid power, tying teammate John Hicks with five home runs for the team lead in Virginia's expansive ballpark.
10 305 Baltimore Orioles Tyler Wilson RHP Va. $20,000
Tyler Wilson works with a fastball in the upper 80s and solid secondary stuff.
21 636 Kansas City Royals Kenny Swab C Va.
Kenny Swab hasn't seen much time behind the plate because of Hicks, but he has a plus arm and could get a chance in the later rounds. He was hitting .311/.443/.426.
36 1101 Chicago White Sox Cody Winiarski RHP Va.
Cody Winiarski works with a fastball in the upper 80s and solid secondary stuff.
39 1178 Cleveland Indians John Barr OF Va.